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than the government pays policeman and soldiers and now president karzai says japan and otr countries will put up the ca to lure em back. he's g to come up wi something. when you speak to ordinary people here, they think he' too much under the thb of the british andhe warlds and so on. there's huge re-eltion -- his re-election is greatly estioned. is he weak president >> partly true. partly not true. as far as the mans of power are concerned,es. my presidency is week. as to the means of power. which mes money andquipment which means maower, which means capacity. t where legitimacy is concerned fothe past eight years afghanistan has had perhaps the most legitimate of gornments ever seen. >> the british and aricans have h their doubts abou that, which s anned him greatl now themericans and the british and the rest need him to succeed. becausthey want tget out of here as sooas possible. if predent karzai could win over big sectis of the 258 taliban, it won't just help them, it'll help them too. bbc news kbul. >> stay with us, if you can. still tocome, 're in the mo dangerous world inhe
president karzai says japan and other countries will put up the cash to lure them back. he's got to come up with something. when you speak to ordinary people here, they think he's too much under the thumb of the british and the warlords and so on. there's huge re-election -- his re-election is greatly questioned. is he weak president? >> partly true. partly not true. as far as the means of power are concerned, yes. my presidency is week. as to the means of power. which means money and equipment which means manpower, which means capacity. but where legitimacy is concerned for the past eight years afghanistan has had perhaps the most legitimate of governments ever seen. >> the british and americans have had their doubts about that, which has annoyed him greatly. now the americans and the british and the rest need him to succeed. because they want to get out of here as soon as possible. if president karzai could win over big sections of the 258 taliban, it won't just help them, it'll help them too. bbc news kabul. >> stay with us, if you can. still to come, we're in the most dangerous world i
an interim government in afganistan to be led by its interim president hamid karzai. despite the early success al qaeda's leadership was able to find a safe haven in pakistan's tribal areas. a few years later it gained enough strength to once again pose a serious threat to the u.s. meanwhile the taliban reestablished its headquarters in pakistan and gained enough strength as a result of inadequate afghanistan security forces. by last year the situation had grown so pa perilous that generl stanley mcchrystal issued a report stating that our failure to gain the initiative and reverse the momentum of the taliban within 12 months to make defeating the insurgency impossible. it was largely as a result of that assessment that the president agreed last year to send 30,000 more troops to afganistan. earlier this month i and some of my colleagues had the opportunity to visit afganistan and pakistan to assess the situation on the ground firsthand. among other things, we saw progress in the crucial southern provinces of kandahar. though in the early phases general crystal's -- mcchrystal's plan t
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